The Santana Hotel has an enviable address near Qawra’s seafront, along with a rooftop terrace to make the most of the views.
This place is five minutes’ walk from the pretty seaside promenade, connecting Qawra with bigger Bugibba. You’ve got two beaches within strolling distance, too – one’s sandy, while the other’s rocky.
The hotel’s rooftop sun deck has a pool, as well as plenty of room for sunbathing. Downstairs, there’s a new garden terrace with canopies, tables and chairs, and a soothing water feature.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner, plus a choice of house beer, house wine, soft drink, fruit juice or water with dinner.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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This pool can be found on the rooftop, offering a view of the sea. There's plenty of space for sunbathing, with sunbeds and parasols dotted around. And one level down, you'll find more loungers and a bar for drinks and snacks. The pool and bar are open May to October.
Moire - buffet restaurant
This is the main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Between October and June, they put on a carvery buffet lunch on a Sunday, plus there's plenty of vegetarian options year round, too.
Indigo Wellness Centre*
The Indigo Wellness Centre offers a wide range of massages and beauty treatments. There's also an indoor pool, whirlpool bath, hydrotherapy bath and sauna here.
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Comfort Twin Room with Balcony
These comfort twin rooms are located in a newer block, with more modern furniture and décor. They offer a few extras, like tea and coffee facilities and upgraded toiletries. They're also kitted out with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar*, safety deposit box* and hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards are available on request.
Twin Room with Balcony
These twin rooms include a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar*, safety deposit box* and a hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards are available on request. And just so you know, you'll have a kettle in the room but tea and coffee aren't provided.
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Santana Hotel Malta
We had a great holiday. Booked the newer comfort rooms with a free safe and tea&coffee making facilities. There's a good swimming pool on 8th floor. The weather was very hot and sunny and we enjoyed the evening entertainment in the garden where the bar staff provided an excellent service. The bus station was near and frequent service to anywhere on the island. More
Rosemary R, 191266
An enjoyable stay
My husband and myself have just arrived home, from this hotel, after a 7 day holiday. Check-in was quick and efficient and after we had everything we needed we made our way to our room.We stayed in the newer part of the hotel, room 652, we found the room spotlessly clean, big and very comfortable, we had a balcony, not much of a view but nice to sit out on in the evenings. As with most holidays it's the staff who make the hotels, Karen in the cafe is a gem, never stops and ensures you have everything you need, unfortunatey we forgot to find out any of the other staff's names but each and everyone of the bar staff work very hard and are very attentive and friendly. The staff in the restaurant are constantly rushing around, making sure we had everything we wanted, quickly. We were on the same floor as the pool bar, so used this a lot in the daytime, it's quieter than the bar downstairs and a lovely area to shelter from the hot sun, or use the sunbeds, which were plentiful. We did try the find some sunbeds on the top terrace, but most days they were fully occupied, it didn't bother us though, because we go on holiday for the culture and history, not for sunbathing. I did use the indoor pool once, it was initially very cold but once you're in, it's fine and I was in there on my own.We used the Zazen garden most evenings, this is a very comfortable, relaxing seating area, with a pleasant breeze going through, just the thing you need if you've been out in the hot sun, sightseeing or sunbathing in the daytime. One thing we were disappointed in was the all inclusive package, be careful not to order food (apart from sandwiches and baguettes) from either the cafe of pool bar as it's not included in the AI package, and you can only have certain drinks or cocktails, easy enough to ask the staff what's is on the AI though.We found the food good, lots of choice and variety, top marks for the cooked breakfast, it was delicious. We did trips every day, the hop off/hop on buses can be boarded just outside the hotel, ideal! and the bus station is 5 minutes away, a great way to travel around the island and for 2 euros per person, very cheap to. Trips can also be booked through an agent in the hotel foyer or through Graham, opposite the hotel, he also manages the hop on/hop off buses. I would not rate this hotel as a 4 star, more like a 3 + but even so, our stay was very enjoyable and we would return back there. Well done to the staff at Hotel Santana, you do a grand job!More
Very good hotel
The hotel is in a very good location, close to the promenade, all shops, bars and restaurants. We had standard room with a balcony which was big enough. Cleaned daily. Not the highest standard, a bit shabby and bathroom needs upgrading but that didn't bother us as we spent most of our time exploring the island. Excellent breakfast, plenty of choice, caters for everyone. Air conditioning works on a timer from 3pm, it was very hot in the room around 9am but again, we were usually leaving about that time so not a big problem. Staff in the dining room very efficient, clearing up and setting tables very quickly. The hotel is about 2 mins walk to the bus terminal where you can get buses going to all parts of Malta. Overall very good base More
slightly better than average hotel
Hotel Santana is a 4 star hotel located in Bugibba a well known maltese tourist area. It is positioned very close to a public bus station ( Bugibba Bay) and at maximum 600 metres from the public beach. The room i stayed in was quite big , had a balcony, good bathroom , flatscreen tv, a little refrigerator etc. It was clean . Housekeeping was done everyday during our stay there. We requested a large single bed but received a two bed outfit. Our towels and bath accesories weren't changed everyday for the first three days. We requested a socket adapter( from 3 pin to 2 pin) but at first they hadn't had any and then we were told that we must pay 5 euro warranty for it. The breakfast served at the hotel was quite nice and plenty. One of the best features of the hotel is the pool on the roof which is a nice thing to have considering the public beach in the vicinity was rocky, small, with rocks in the shallow waters at the shore. The air conditioning at the hotel was running on automatic schedule only between 15 00 to 8 00 A.M. This meant that our room( facing east) was already very hot at 7 30-8 00 A.M. All things considered it was a good hotel , slightly better than average. Staff was polite and helpful.More
An enjoyable stay
Having read previous reviews I was a little concerned about the holiday my husband and I had booked. However, overall we had an enjoyable stay. Initially, the check in was efficient and having paid for a safety deposit box (1.25 per night) we made our way to our room. We booked a standard room which we found more than adequate. Yes, the room was tired but it was clean. The air con worked (24/7), the fridge was in good condition and the bathroom was more like a wet room. There was constant hot water and fresh towels on request. (Towels on the floor means you want them replaced, towels left on the rails mean you will use them again.) Each and every member of staff worked hard to ensure all guests had an enjoyable stay. The girls in the garden bar never stopped. It was quite remarkable the way they quickly learnt what drinks the guests would like and their room number. The food was usually good and varied during our stay. My husband particularly liked the puddings. We spent our days lazing by the pool or visiting places of interest including Valetta, Selima and St Julian's. We found you could purchase a 12 journey bus card for 15 euros which I felt was a bargain! Would we return to Malta? Yes we would. More
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